Dr Owen Seeman

Owen Seeman is the Collection Manager for Arachnida at the Queensland Museum. He is responsible for the care of the collection, scientific loans of specimens, and identifications.

Chrysomelobia alipilus (Seeman & Nahrung), a sexually-transmitted parasite of eucalypt leaf beetles.

Owen studied entomology at the University of Queensland. His initial interest in ticks soon became a career in the study of mites. His main research area is the taxonomy of mites that live with insects. He also works with mites of quarantine importance, especially spider mites. These mites are well-known pests of plants worldwide.

Owen is also an editor for the journals Zootaxa and Systematic and Applied Acarology.

Position

Collection Manager for Arachnida and Myriapoda, Biodiversity Program

Qualifications

PhD

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